Thanks Tommy! I should have clarified that I have my RAW preferences set so that only the preview is sharpened not the RAW output. I find that this helps me adjust other parameters more accurately.
Ok, that was also a recommendation I read in the book "Real World Camera Raw ..." I do the same.
Thus, I am really only sharpening twice. As I mentioned, I am no PSCS expert and haven't really played around with selective sharpening. (yet )
I read that And I am no expert either so am not using selective sharpening yet.